John Dolan

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"Makes a living by travelling, talking a lot and sometimes writing stuff down. Galericulate author, polymath and occasional smarty-pants."

John Dolan hails from a small town in the North-East of England. Before turning to writing, his career encompassed law and finance. He has run businesses in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and Asia. He and his wife Fiona currently divide their time between Thailand and the UK.

John is the author of the Time, Blood and Karma and Children of Karma series.
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Fun with Dick

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Indeed, if there was a fence dividing normalcy from mythology, he was no longer sure on which side of the fence he was.
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“As someone once said, SINCERITY is the single most important human characteristic. So once you can fake THAT, you're made.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

“I would be a fully-paid-up member of the 'I Hate Paperwork Club' if I could summon the enthusiasm to fill in the application form.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it; or because it is in your traditions; or because many speak about it; or because it is found in your religious books; or because your teachers and elders believe it; or because you have become attached to it from habit.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”
Albert Camus

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it; or because it is in your traditions; or because many speak about it; or because it is found in your religious books; or because your teachers and elders believe it; or because you have become attached to it from habit.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

“Do you know, by the way, that German is the only language in the world that has a word for ‘pleasure derived from the misfortune of others’? Schadenfreude.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

“My job is to assist you in finding the answer that is right for you. Not the answer that would be right for me.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

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message 10: by John

John Dolan Blak wrote: "Nice to meet you, John! All the best. :D"

You too, Blak :)


message 9: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, John! All the best. :D


message 8: by John (last edited Jun 26, 2013 02:39PM)

John Dolan Tompopaageo wrote: "John wrote: "Tompopaageo wrote: "Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews."

You are extremely welcome - especially so as you are from my part o..."


OMG, you're a monkey hanger? ;)


Tompopaageo John wrote: "Tompopaageo wrote: "Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews."

You are extremely welcome - especially so as you are from my part of the world. ..."


Small world, Hartlepool here :)


message 6: by John

John Dolan Tompopaageo wrote: "Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews."

You are extremely welcome - especially so as you are from my part of the world. I'm a Houghton-le-Spring boy originally. Well, we all have our crosses to bear :-)


Tompopaageo Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews.


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John Dolan Carole wrote: "Hi thank you nice to know you."

It's mutual, Carole :-)


Carole Gill Hi thank you nice to know you.


message 2: by John

John Dolan D.E.M. wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation on The Steward by Christopher Shields, John! How's all with you?"

Hey, thanks! I'm good. As usual not enough time for writing, but that's life. How's 2013 treating you DEM?


D.E.M. Emrys Thanks for the recommendation on The Steward by Christopher Shields, John! How's all with you?


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